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Most recent pic from TEPCO: I’m just hoping that green stuff is the sticky goo sprayed all over the place the past few weeks that keeps that “high dose” radiation radiation for goin’ airborne because you can’t tell otherwise. The caption:
High dose rubble in the west side of Unit 3 reactor building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (pictured on June 4, 2011)
Bag’s Take-Away:The completely cryptic/screwed up way I find out Fukushima news. Accompanying gallery pic of nearby port, photo credit indicates continued radioactive dumping into ocean based on some “new setback.”
(photo: Reuters caption: Japan Coast Guard members wearing protective suits search for March 11 earthquake and tsunami victims from their vessel at Ukedo port in Namie town, Fukushima prefecture, near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, May 25, 2011. Radioactive water appears to be leaking from a waste disposal building at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear complex, operator Tokyo Electric Power said on Thursday, in a new setback to the battle to contain radiation from the crippled power plant. Picture taken May 25, 2011.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:Lastest byzantine move from TEPCO. Spraying dust inhibitor around Fukushima. Good grief. Reminds me of this.
(photo: TEPCO caption: May 27, 2011)
Bag’s Take-Away:Nuke crisis elicits spiritual/material clash,
Buddhist chants ring TEPCO’s marble and glass.
(photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images caption: Buddhist monks beat drums and chant in front of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) headquarters in Tokyo on April 6, 2011 to protest against the current nuclear crisis at the troubled TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, north of Tokyo. Workers at Japan’s crippled atomic power plant plugged a hole spewing highly radioactive water into the ocean on April 6, boosting efforts to contain the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/07/2204764/the-daily-edit-best-news-photos.html?spill=1#ixzz1IuPJSq1D)
After I vented (pardon the pun) about TEPCO’s “hey Ma, we found the crack!” photo, one of my readers did a little rant on this, saying:
How about the one in that series of the guy spraying green colored superglue on the grass near the plant???? This problem is SO much bigger than we are. We got tricked by the physicists into thinking that just because we COULD use nuclear energy.. that it was somehow a good idea, but we’re in WAY over our heads and now it’s so obvious.
Yeah, plutonium-fighting superglue.
(photo: TEPCO caption: In this Friday, April 1, 2011, photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., workers for the company experimentally spray adhesive synthetic resin over the ground at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, northeastern Japan. TEPCO expects the resin spraying to prevent dust exposed to radiation materials from spreading out of the premises.
Somehow, this “hey Ma, we found the crack!” pic not instilling a whole lot of confidence.
(photo: handout: Tokyo Electric Power Co. caption: In this Friday, April 1, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), a TEPCO employee points at a crack newly discovered in a maintenance pit on the edge of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The crack was apparently caused by the March 11 earthquake and may have been leaking since then, said the company’s spokesman Osamu Yokokura.
Bag’s Take-Away:This pic (of TEPCO execs bowing before a news conference) played big over here for mostly one reason: because it looked like shame.
(photo:Itsuo Inouye/AP caption: Tokyo Electric Power Co., (TEPCO) Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, center, Vice presidents Takashi Fujimoto, second from left, Sakae Muto, second from right, and others bow before a news conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Radiation leaking into seawater from Japan’s tsunami-damaged reactor complex reached its highest level yet Wednesday and the president of the plant’s utility company was hospitalized, as setbacks accumulated in Japan’s nuclear crisis.
Not like any pic you’d ever see of a Western corporate exec. Remember BP’s Hayward? He danced. …No surprise this pic is being reblogged like crazy.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri weeps as Japanese officials finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people. (via motherjones)